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Goldcorp weighs implementing report on human rights report at Guatemalan mine

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Canada’s Goldcorp said it will consider implementing a series of recommendations made in an independent human rights assessment of its controversial Marlin mine in Guatemala.

The gold-silver mine in western Guatemala is operated by Montana Explorada de Guatemala, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldcorp. It began production in 2005. The operation has been plagued by controversy since its inception, with continuing claims of human rights violations from locals in the region.
 
The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights is currently investigating complaints and has requested the Guatemalan government suspend operations. Last week, the government said it would take months to comply with the request.
 
Original source: Reuters